Preview Changes vs Lions

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Hard fought confidence builder for us, but they absolutely spanked St Kilda away.

Is Casey playing tomorrow? KK and Dunkley probably a dominant game away each from a call up.

Would like to see Petty and Wagner out of the side, ANB too, but need to see some guys actually demand a guernsey.

Hibberd should be fit, and Lever might be. Suspect we need three talls to cover Hipwood/McStay/resting ruck.

Out: Wagner

In: Hibberd

If Dunkley or KK play well then ANB can go. If Lever is fit, then Petty out.
 

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We struggled to contain their run last season when we were much better and they were much worse, this could get ugly.
 

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Assuming both Hibberd and Lever are fit ...

Out: Wagner, Petty
In: Hibberd, Lever

If Dunkley has another strong game, I'd be keen to have a look at him in place of Hannan could do with some VFL tie to get some touch back.
 

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Lever and Hibberd for Wagner and Petty the obvious changes if they are good to go.

Agree that Hannah was rubbish. It's a shame because he's so much better than that but was basically non-existent today despite the amount of forward 50 entries. Would need someone to actually put their hand up for selection though.
 

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Another three and I'm more than comfortable for him to come back in. We don't kick many goals, we need all the help we can get.
Yeah I agree, making players earn it in the reserves for 4 weeks is for finals bound teams, would rather give him a taste and see what he's got if he's in a bit of form.
 

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Out: Petty, Hannan,
In: Hibberd, KK

I wouldn’t be rushing Lever back. Given that we won’t be playing finals this year, if we are playing anyone under any sort of injury cloud at all we are as dumb a club as I suspect.
 

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If Hibberd and Lever both come back in I’d probably leave it at that.

I’m not too keen on making too many changes to a winning team. Let them try to get some momentum.
 

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21 touches and a goal today.

I didn’t see the game but if he’s used the ball well and laid a bunch of tackles, he will be considered you’d think.
Yeah that being said , I only saw a bit of him playing today. But the stats look good.

Lewis also had 39 disposals today and 30 last game
 

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Why the fu** would you drop Hannan when our small forward stocks are pathetic. You idiots do this s**t constantly with players who come back from injury.

Melksham got the same crap last year, Hannan is a good player who needs more time to settle, he's a touch player
 

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Why the **** would you drop Hannan when our small forward stocks are pathetic. You idiots do this **** constantly with players who come back from injury.

Melksham got the same crap last year, Hannan is a good player who needs more time to settle, he's a touch player
Why can't he find his touch in the VFL?
 

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Why the **** would you drop Hannan when our small forward stocks are pathetic. You idiots do this **** constantly with players who come back from injury.

Melksham got the same crap last year, Hannan is a good player who needs more time to settle, he's a touch player
Settle down cranky pants. No one was writing him off because he's a bit out of sorts, merely suggesting he find some touch in the VFL if someone like Dunkley is kicking goals. He just kicked the one from 17 touches today, so I'd be inclined to persist with Hannan for a bit longer ... he'll come good at some point.
 

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Just on KK, his 21 disposals was a fine effort considering in the 1st quarter he actually didn't touch the ball at all. In 3 quarters he had 21 disposals and 5 tackles and 1 goal.
 

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Settle down cranky pants. No one was writing him off because he's a bit out of sorts, merely suggesting he find some touch in the VFL if someone like Dunkley is kicking goals. He just kicked the one from 17 touches today, so I'd be inclined to persist with Hannan for a bit longer ... he'll come good at some point.
If they wanted him to find touch they should have played him in the VFL longer, may aswell allow him to find touch now.
 

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Only change should be for Hannan.

Yes Petty needs to work on his skills but there is potential there. The more games he can get the better for is run into 2020 and will can finally give Omac the arse.

Lever and Hibbo can stay in rehab.
 

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Yeah i aint making any changes. If Hibberd is fit then him for Wagner. What we'll do though is drop Wagner bring in Lewis whos played mid and put him back where he'll get cut up and was no good before he went out. Im giving Harmes the hard tag job on Neale. Give Petty a run of games but none of this OMac bulls**t where hes gifted 3 ******* years of trash and 2 years worth of draft picks and an oversized HFF for replacements.
 

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This game could be tricky. Lions know how to score. Us, less so. Hope TMac’s improved form in the second half on Saturday somehow builds into an avalanche of goals from him. Hibberd back if fit. I’m leaving Hannan - he’s been less than ordinary but he’s got to come good sometime and we just have to improve our scoring.
 
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